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DEN vs GSW Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors

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DEN vs GSW Dream11: COVID-19 had disrupted the best-laid plans of many NBA squads and now the teams have to field makeshift rosters during many games. In this game, the Golden State Warriors take on the Denver Nuggets in a typical Western Conference affair. This is the back-to-back meeting between these two as the Nuggets beat Warriors 89-86 in the last game.

The Warriors suffered without Draymond Green in the last game, especially a lack of playmaker made the offense predictable as Warriors resorted to one-on-one basketball. This team has set a high standard that an 86 points night can be considered an anomaly. Can the Warriors deploy a better style of offense away from their home?

The Nuggets usually don’t hold squads to low totals but the last game was an exception. If that kind of defensive effort becomes a norm then the Denver Nuggets can become a better team by a mile. Still, one of the main concerns for me has been the workload of Nikola Jokic who can run out of gas after so much heavy lifting.

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Golden State Warriors

Match Timing: 31 December @ 08:00
Venue: Ball Center

NBA Projections, Stats, & Analysis

Nuggets: Jokic is the heartbeat
Nikola Jokic is on a terrific stretch, he has compiled 20+ points and 17+ rebounds outings three games in a row, he is also the team’s leading playmaker and gets the ball moving. However, the team has been overly reliant on him and except Barton and the injured Gordon, the rest of the players have been inconsistent to a fault. The Nuggets defense also takes a lot of inspiration from Jokic clearing the boards and it is clear that the team is lost without him. This is why someone like JaMychal Green, Davon Reed, Bones Hyland, Austin Rivers, or Jeff Green need to get clicking now.

Warriors: Poole will bolster the scoring
Jordan Poole has been out for a long now and once he returns, the Warriors will have another premier scorer at their disposal. The Warriors need Poole now because with Green gone, the offensive options have reduced as both his passing and screening keep the Warriors ticking. Now, with Poole back, the team can have someone who can score in isolation situations and at least make sure that there is not another sub-85 points night. This is why a Curry, Wiggins, and Poole attack can open up shooting lanes for players like Porter Jr., Toscano-Anderson, Payton II, etc.

Denver Nuggets | Golden State Warriors

Games: 33| 34
Wins: 17| 27
Defeats: 16| 07

Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • Klay Thompson is OUT. His timetable to return is still unclear.
  • James Wiseman, Draymond Green, Damion Lee are in the COVID-19 protocols

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Andrew Wiggins PF: Juan Toscano-Anderson
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Jordan Poole PG: Stephen Curry

BENCH: Nemanja Bjelica, Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter Jr., Jonathan Kuminga, Gary Payton II, Jeff Dowtin, Quindary Weatherspoon, Chris Chiozza.

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Aaron Gordon is QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Jamal Murray has not recovered from his knee injury and his status is as unclear as it gets. He is going to be OUT for this game.
  • Michael Porter Jr.remains OUT and he will most likely miss all season.
  • PJ Dozier has been ruled OUT indefinitely.
  • Vlatko Cancar is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Marcus Morris is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Markus Howard is OUT due to an ankle sprain.

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Aaron Gordon(QUESTIONABLE) SF: Jeff Green
Middle: C: Nikola Jokic
Guards: SG: Will Barton PG: Monte Morris(QUESTIONABLE)

BENCH: Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Bones Hyland, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Facundo Campazzo, JaMychal Green.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
The last game against the Nuggets team was the first instance after four games that Steph scored less than 30. The Guard can go off for 30+ points in this game and it will be not a surprise after a tough night shooting-wise. Did scoring become tough in the last game without Green screening for him and playmaker?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 46-59

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 18
Assists: 05
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01

Nikola is having another MVP-type season and there is no doubt that he is the booster engine for the Nuggets squad. The Center has racked 18 or more rebounds and 20+ points in three games straight. Jokic is the most suitable candidate for Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 55-73

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Wiggins was the most aggressive player offensively in the last game versus the Nuggets. He has figured in the 17-24 points range and 5-8 rebounds a game range continuously this season. Can he aid Curry in the quest to sustain the offense?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

Will slid into the 10-14 points range earlier but in the last two games, he has scored 17 or more. Barton is crucial for the Nuggets team that is running short of guards.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-39

Gary Payton II(GSW)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Gary has improved as an offensive player and has made the most of his starting role, The Guard has compiled around 11-14 points and 6-9 rebounds a game recently but his role may decrease with Poole returning.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28

Monte Morris(DEN) missed the last game versus the Warriors. He has scored 11-17 points during most of the games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Jordan Poole(GSW) is highly likely to return here. The Guard has scored in the 16-23 points range in most games this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29

DEN vs GSW Dream11 Lineup Balancers

  • Austin Rivers(DEN) bagged 8 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in the last game. Rivers has scored in the 8-12 points range for the last few games.
  • Facundo Campazzo(DEN) chipped 5 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Campazzo has been a prominent playmaker off the bench, compiling 5-8 assists in many games this month.
  • Ottor Porter Jr.(GSW) bagged 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in the last game. Porter Jr. has scored 10 or more in multiple games this month.
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson(GSW) scooped up 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Usually scores in 4-7, rebounds in 3-6, and gives assists in 2-5 range per game.
  • Kevon Looney(GSW) scooped up 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. Has compiled 6-8 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks a game on a regular basis.
  • Jeff Green(DEN) bagged 7 points, 3 rebounds,1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Green is not consistently going past the 10 points mark this season.
  • Bones Hyland(DEN) nailed 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Rookie Hyland usually scores in the 6-9 points range.
  • JaMychal Green(DEN) compiled 6 points, 6 rebounds in the last game. He hasn’t contributed as expected so far.
  • Jonathan Kuminga(GSW) scooped up 9 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Perhaps, the rookie may not receive many minutes in this game.
  • Andre Iguodala(GSW) lodged 1 point, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in the last game. He has given 4-6 rebounds and 4-6 assists a game regularly this month.
  • Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) scooped up 5 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Figures in 5-8 points and 4-8 rebounds range per game.

DEN vs GSW Dream11 Team

PG: S Curry(PP), G Payton, F Campazzo
SG: N Bones Hyland
SF: A Wiggins, O Porter
PF: J Toscano-Anderson
C:    N Jokic(SP)

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.

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